meaning of AZT

AZT meaning in General Dictionary

identical to azidothymidine

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  • an antiviral drug (trade title Retrovir) found in the treating AIDS; adverse negative effects feature liver damage and suppression associated with the bone marrow

AZT meaning in Medical Dictionary

Azidothymidine, today rebranded zidovudine, but nonetheless most commonly known by the abbreviation AZT. This antiviral drug is prescribed, usually in combination with protease inhibitors as well as other medications, to treat HIV illness in patients with HELPS.